Sneak Preview of Cool Spaces! - the best new architecture

April 17, 2014 | Center News, From our Friends

Sneak Preview Episode 3 of Cool Spaces! Live Q+A with host, Stephen Chung, AIA May 1 | 6:00-7:30PM $5/person | @ Philadelphia Center for Architecture

The Philadelphia Center for Architecture is hosting a sneak preview of Cool Spaces!, a new TV show hosted by Stephen Chung, AIA, which will explore how architects use innovative technologies and traditional design skills to shape the world around us. On the evening of May 1st, Stephen Chung, AIA will be on hand to field questions from the audience after an on-site screening of episode #3: Art Spaces, which features Philadelphia's Barnes Foundation on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The full Cool Spaces! series will premiere on WHYY TV 12 on May 4, 2014 at 1:30 p.m.


About the Show:

The stakes are high when a client asks for a signature architectural design. All sorts of challenges stand in the way, from budget issues to site constraints to construction logistics. It’s the great buildings, interiors, and landscapes that not only meet these challenges but exceed expectations. Cool Spaces! The Best New Architecture is a TV series developed for public television that profiles these projects and takes the viewer on an up-close and informative tour — not just of the building, but of the design process itself, from idea to reality. Cool Spaces! features some of the 21st century's most provocative and innovative public space architecture in North America. Each hour-long episode is organized around a central building typology theme — such as Performance Spaces or Art Spaces — and profiles three buildings. Season 1 will consist of eight episodes in 2013: four aired in the spring and four in the autumn. In each project segment, viewers will learn why something was designed, see how it was designed, and discover just what makes it so cool. Guided by architect and teacher Stephen Chung, we'll set off to explore these exciting designs and decide for ourselves if something really is a “Cool Space”! Check out the show's website for an in-depth look at producing the show, explore episode themes, and learn about the best new architecture here. []About Host, Stephen Chung, AIA Stephen Chung is a Boston-based architect. Before launching his own studio, Stephen worked with Philippe Starck and at Richard Meier and Partners and Machado and Silvetti Associates. An educator as well, he has taught at Cornell, the Rhode Island School of Design, and Yale, among other places. Stephen has appeared as on-air talent for design programs on HGTV, Travel Channel, and more. He is also the host of the live broadcast of the American Institute of Architects' national convention.

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